From Ed Hardy Exhibit’s Opening to National Caviar Day, Here are 7 Events Not To Miss in July

A Festival Napa Valley dinner at Opus One

Photo Credit: Drew Altizer

Looking for something fun and fabulous to do this July? Here are the events that should be on your radar.

From July 12-21, food, wine, music, and dance collide during the ten best days of summer at Festival Napa Valley. Learn more about this fantastic extravaganza, which raises funds for local arts education programs, in our story that is coming soon. 

Ed Hardy’s “Tattoo Seas Shark”, 1995 © Don Ed Hardy

Photo Credit: Image courtesy of Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco

Renowned tattoo artist Ed Hardy is getting his first museum retrospective—Ed Hardy: Deeper than Skin—ever at the De Young Museum. The show opens on July 13 (and runs through October 6), but fans of the avant garde tattoo master should get a ticket to the opening party on July 11. Trick Dog is mixing cocktails and Chances with Wolves is doing the tunes. It’s a great way to check out the exhibit and enjoy a night on the town.

Bouchon Bistro’s tomato tart

Photo Credit: David Escalante

Bouchon Bistro in Yountville is throwing their 19th annual Bastille Day celebration on Saturday, July 13. Guests will enjoy family-friendly activities, including a bounce house and face painting, as well as French bites and wine. Zydeco Flames will provide the tunes, and a raffle benefits Yountville Elementary School

Caviar and Champagne—a match made in heaven!

Photo Credit: The Caviar Co.

The Caviar Co. invites you to celebrate National Caviar Day, which is on Thursday, July 18, with a series of exclusive events all week long. Taste every type of caviar at Decant SF on Monday, July 15, and learn how to pair caviar with champagne at the SF Champagne Society on Wednesday, July 17. Then get a ticket to the main event: Thursday’s luxurious caviar party at White Rabbit in SF’s Marina district.

The barbecue at the winery last year

Photo Credit: Seghesio Family Vineyard

Head to Healdsburg on Saturday, July 20, for Seghesio Family Vineyards annual Zinfandel barbecue. Guests will enjoy the winery’s gorgeous patio, wonderful wines, and classic barbecued dishes. SoulShine will provide live music at this family-friend party, which takes place from 4 to 7 p.m. For tickets, email [email protected]

Guests at Wineapawlooza

Photo Credit: Drew Altizer

Jameson Animal Rescue Ranch is holding its annual fundraiser, Wineapawlooza, on July 20. Sip 40 of Napa Valley’s top wines while mixing and mingling with animal lovers at this pet-friendly party. There’s a live concert from Beatles tribute band The Sun Kings, and a pet parade that features some of the ranch’s beloved mascots.

The best sipping tequila around

Photo Credit: Casa Dragones

What better way to celebrate National Tequila Day than with a Casa Dragones train trip? The tequila brand is taking over the Napa Valley Wine Train on Wednesday, July 24, and turning it into the tequila train for one night only. Guests will enjoy cocktails and Mexican-inspired appetizers while mixing and mingling with Casa Dragones’ team of expert mixologists. 

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